In 1997 I underwent a stentless angioplasty on my LAD because of a heart attack. Presently my daily dosages of medication constist of atenolol(50mg), vasotec(20mg), hydrochlorothiazide(25mg), imdur(30mg, lipitor(20mg), and aspirin(81mg). Each year since my angioplasty I have had excellent results with my annual cardiolite stress test. They have all been normal and similar. I also jog 30 minjutes daily.
Shortly I am going to undergo cataract surgery and the eye doctor has requested that I stop taking the aspirin(81mg) for seven days prior to the surgery and that I should not take the hydrochlorothiazide(25mg) the morning of the surgery. The day after the cataract surgery I would then continue my daily aspirin and my daily hydrochlorothiazide. Is this a typical request for this type of surgery?